Comparison of talonavicular dowel arthrodesis utilizing autogenous bone versus defatted bank bone.

@article{Thorn1993ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of talonavicular dowel arthrodesis utilizing autogenous bone versus defatted bank bone.},
  author={K Thor{\'e}n and Peter Ljung and Hans Erik Pettersson and Urban Rydholm and Per Aspenberg},
  journal={Foot & ankle},
  year={1993},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={
          125-8
        }
}
A simple dowel arthrodesis of the talonavicular joint in an early stage of destruction can reduce pain and prevent the development of valgus deformity in the rheumatoid hindfoot. Previously, we used autogenous dowels made from the iliac crest. In order to facilitate the operation and to get a better fitting dowel, we tried defatted cancellous allograft dowels from which marrow tissue had been removed. The dowels were prepared from femoral heads in our surgical bone bank. At operation, the… CONTINUE READING

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